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9 mo sleep got worse - help, advice, ideas?

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Madallie Sat 22-Sep-12 16:49:18

DD is almost 9.5mo. Never been a great sleeper (posted about before, won't bore you all again).

Seemed to be getting better. AM nap beteen 1hr and 1hr 20mins and pm nap about 1hr. Bed at 7pm - would wake on and off until about 11.

For past few days tho, has been resisting all naps and bt. Know it might be 9 month sleep regression I've heard off but no idea how to deal with it.

Any ideas of how to approach this?

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sun 23-Sep-12 10:26:25

Hi Madallie,

Sorry, can't help but I'm in exactly the same boat. I started another thread just now before I saw yours.

Looks like everyone's decided just to let us stew. sad

Madallie Sun 23-Sep-12 10:40:14

Ha Ha, just replied on your thread!

Maybe they just don't want to bring bad news to us!

What's you lo schedule, before sleep regression and now? Just wondreing if it's similar to mine?

We may just have to console each other for now!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sun 23-Sep-12 10:57:05

Looks like it M!

BEFORE, he was sleeping through and we even dared to be a bit smug with all our friends whose babies were sleeping through months before he was.

Now, he does one of two things. Either wakes every hour/two hours and then feeds to sleep, or wakes twice but stays awake. If I try to put him back in his cot he goes batshit crazy, and if we take him in our bed he sits up laughing and smacking our heads like bongoes. Daytime naps are fine though, presumably because he's knackered hmm

Crimebusterofthesea Mon 24-Sep-12 19:48:23

I'M JOINING, I'M JOINING, I'M JOINING! What the dickens is this sleep regression all about? I have had a particularly bad day and am going out of my mind. It's like my DS has had 8 cups of coffee, a few red bulls, some berocca and a pro-plus. He just wants to pull himself up all of the time. Won't self settle, won't stay asleep and must be fed back to sleep - arrrggghhhhhh!!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 25-Sep-12 11:35:16

Yayyy, we have a third member!

FWIW DS has just stayed up two hours beyond when he should have gone down for his nap, and simply could not feed to sleep. In the end I had to get into the cot with him; even then it took half an hour before he finally conked out.

Crimebusters stick him on a floating log and see if be can do the Berocca dance. Love that advert.

Madallie Tue 25-Sep-12 15:22:36

Welcome Crimebusters!

Oh dear, sounds like these babies are getting ovetired. Put dd down for nap at just after 2pm (3hrs aftre she woke from 1st nap) and she only just went to sleep at 2.50pm even though she was tired.
She was actually tired at 1.30pm but I wasn't able to put her down then. I must have missed her 'sleepy' window I hear people talk about. Problem is that mostly that's about 3hrs to 3hrs 15after first nap but 1.30 would only have been 2.5hrs. I find it impossible to keep to a routine or to be able to drop everythingas soon as dd shows sleepy signs.

Does anyone find having a routine with set times, just so challenging!

Do you also find it frustrating running your lives around naps? Doesn't help that dd won't sleep in puschchair (on rare occarion she does it's only for 20mins or so anyway).

Crimebusterofthesea Tue 25-Sep-12 18:53:48

Routine, you say? I've heard of the word, but have no idea how it relates to 9 month old babies?? The thing is, if the time they wake up differs, nap times differ, then meal times differ, so everything changes on a daily basis! I try and do things in the same order, just not at the same time, does that count?! Jesus - depending on how tonight goes, a floating log sounds like a good idea. Just read that back, and all I can picture now is turds smile

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 25-Sep-12 20:53:22

DS is entirely capable of remaining wide awake through the 'sleepy window', even if I try to put him down then.

Routine with set times? Must just be you M I think. DS hasn't done the same thing two days in a row since he was born, pretty much grin

Crimebusters hm, now there's an image. Baby jigging on a big floater.

rhetorician Wed 26-Sep-12 11:05:22

another member here: brutal it is. Never been a great sleeper either, but we did have a period where she was in cot all night, and woke once for a feed. Now we are trying to break the feed to sleep habit, so our whole lives revolve around putting dd2 to sleep. It's a nightmare. It goes a bit like this

sometime after breakfast - nap, usually 1-1.30 hrs, today 25 mins, would not go back despite 30 minutes of settling during which she was actually almost asleep

sometime in the mid-afternoon, 45min-1 nap

7.30 ish off to sleep - she might wake up 45 mins after, if not (or as well as) at about 11.30-12, or if we are lucky 2 or 3, after which it is possible to settle her back in cot, but she will wake 20 or 30 mins later. So she ends up in bed with us, which is also shit. She is 9.5 months. I'm sure it's developmental, but I am tired of hearing the wail on the monitor now. And we are shattered.

minicc Sun 30-Sep-12 13:39:41

Oooooh I found you all! Got a 10.5 month old who's new obsession is cot dancing at various times in the small hours. Had an hour of standing up and squeaking last night....

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